UNDP Europe and CIS

Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development. Girls and women have made major strides since 1990, but they have not yet gained gender equity. The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education, political representation, labour market, etc — with negative repercussions for development of their capabilities and their freedom of choice.

The Gender Inequality Index measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development

- reproductive health measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates;

- empowerment, measured by proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and proportion of adult females and males aged 25 years and older with at least some secondary education;

- economic status expressed as labour market participation and measured by labour force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older.

Did you know that women's workforce is 25% smaller than men's?

Did you know that women earn less than 60% of men's income?

How are girls and women represented in your country?

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